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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56507
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:22-APR-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: XR950
MSN: FL567
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Narrative:
Following a mid-air collision between Gnat T1s XS108 and XR950, during formation flying practice, XS108 crashed at Carmel south of Caernarfon. XR950 managed to fly back to Valley, Anglesey but cartwheeled on landing and was written off. Both pilots were killed.

Pilot of Gnat T1 XR950 was Flt. Lt. Timothy Francis Haughton Mermagan, who was not able to eject, and was killed. Flight Lieutenant R. C. Tyler (in the rear seat) ejected safely

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
www.ukserials.com


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 12:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 15:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 06:25 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Nov-2018 18:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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